BATS Equities and Options Market Share Off Slightly In February

BATS Global Markets reported its U.S. equities matched market share totaled 10.9 percent in February, off slightly from 11.1 percent in January, but still up from 10.7 percent a year ago. The exchange operator saw an average daily matched volume of 757.5 million shares.

In January, BATS saw an average daily matched volume of 766.6 million shares.

BATS Options saw its matched market share come in at 2.8 percent in February, just off from the 3.0 percent seen in January, but up from the 1.7 percent level achieved one year ago. Average daily matched volume was 483,306 contracts.

The options exchange had an average daily matched volume of 483,050 contracts in January.

BATS Options’ highest one-day matched contract volume for the month was on February 3 with 678,878 contracts traded, off from 738,467 contracts that changed hands the previous month on January 20.

The BATS 1000 Index ended the month up 497.78 points, or 3.0 percent, to close at 15,505.32.

BATS operates two stock exchanges in the U.S., the BATS BZX Exchange and BATS BYX Exchange; BATS Options, a U.S. equity options market; and BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe, which operate FSA-authorized multilateral trading facilities.